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Advocacy groups rally against child abuse on Big Four Bridge

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Tuesday morning, 22 child advocacy groups rallied at the base of the Big Four Bridge.

It marks the one-year anniversary of the Face It movement, a 10-year campaign to eliminate child abuse in Jefferson County by the year 2023.

This morning, leaders outlined the changes of the last year. One requires medical professionals to get specific training to identify child abuse. Another forces independent reviews of child abuse cases that end in death.

In 2012, Jefferson County CPS investigated more than 11,000 abuse and neglect reports.

"We've got to teach young women and men that you can't just leave your kids with any old care provider," said Sadiqua Reynolds, a representative of Metro Government Community Building. "We've got to make better decisions, but we've got to start with love."

April is the national Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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